Center for Students with Disabilities

Andersen Library 2002
262-472-4711 (voice/TTY/Relay)

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System has designated the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus with a unique, specific mission to provide services for students with disabilities focusing on universal design. As a result, the UW-Whitewater campus is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. Staff members in the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) provide a wide variety of services to meet both the diverse and unique needs of students with disabilities. CSD serves all university students including but not limited to prospective students, dual enrolled students, undergraduate students, graduate students, doctoral students, special status students, and students auditing courses.

In compliance with federal, state, and UW System laws, regulations, and policies students must apply for services through CSD by completing an application and submitting appropriate documentation. Materials and resources are available for application at Students are encouraged to apply for services at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the term of enrollment. Students approved for services will develop an individualized academic accommodation plan with CSD. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Intake and transition support, pre-enrollment assessment for individuals with complex disabilities, evaluations, housing accommodations, dining accommodations, and orientation resources
  • Alternative testing, interpreters, C-print, captioning, adaptive technology, alternative media, note-taking assistance, etc.
  • Assistive Technology Lab
  • Physical therapy offered through the University Health and Counseling Center

Project ASSIST, a fee based CSD program, supports students in their pursuit of a university degree without compromising academic standards. Project ASSIST enables students to become independent, successful learners. Services include:

  • one-on-one tutoring and drop in tutoring
  • study skills support
  • small group work
  • executive organizational and time management tutors
  • consultation with faculty and staff
  • referral to campus resources

The Summer Transition Program, a four-week program of CSD, is offered for incoming freshman with disabilities. Students are enrolled in two university courses (6 credits) and participate in a variety of programming to promote academic, social, and personal success at the university level. Students live and learn at the UW-Whitewater campus during the four weeks. This is a fee-based program. Contact CSD at 262-472-4711 for more information or visit the CSD website (